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Delph Named Arkansas? SEC Basketball Legend

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Delph Named Arkansas? SEC Basketball Legend

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Marvin Delph, one of the “Triplets” from Arkansas’ 1978 Final Four team, has been named UA’s Southeastern Conference Legend in conjunction with this week’s SEC Tournament at Nashville, Tenn.

Delph, who is from Conway, lettered from 1975-78 and was a third-round NBA Draft selection by Buffalo in the 1978 NBA Draft.

Seventh on Arkansas’ career scoring list with 1,742 points, 10th on the rebounding chart with 609 and second with 762 field goals scored, he led the team in scoring in 1976 (16.3) and ’77 (19.7), and in free throw shooting in 1976 (.828) and ’78 (.872).

A two-time first-team All-Southwest Conference selection, he helped the Razorbacks finish 17-9 in 1975, 19-9 in ’76, 26-2 with a No. 18 final ranking in ’77, and 32-4 with a No. 5 final ranking and a trip to the Final Four in 1978.

He earned Converse All-America honors in 1978 after being an honorable mention All-American in 1977.

The SEC recognizes one legend from each member at the tournament every year.

The Razorbacks, 21-8, face Georgia in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday at 8:45 p.m.



Sports Category : Basketball (M)